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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Marijuana Support Hazy

Support for the decriminalisation of marijuana is either high or in the minority depending on which television poll you believe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00058.htm


2: NZ Govt - Cash Rate Announcement

Acting Finance Minister Trevor Mallard said today that the Government had no comment to make on the announcement this morning from Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash on the official cash rate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00253.htm


3: TV1 And TV3 Polls Show Divergent Trends

TV1 and TV3 poll results, both broadcast tonight, show different trends. TV1’s poll shows what could be an end to the rise and rise in the Labour Party’s fortunes since polling day, while TV3’s poll shows the rise continuing ever upward.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00053.htm


4: Who’s To Blame? Jim Anderton Is!

The Reserve Bank will have to raise interest rates now if it wants to retain its international credibility, and Alliance leader Jim Anderton is the man homeowners should blame, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00250.htm


5: The Third Way Or The Wrong Way For Clark?

Helen Clark will have to be a political contortionist to convince Tony Blair she has signed up to his third way, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00248.htm


6: ZFREE – the Internet is free

ZFREE, powered by CLEAR, today launched a web site through which all New Zealanders can access the Internet for free.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00096.htm


7: Open Our Borders To Zimbawe’s Farmers - Libz

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath called on the government to open its borders to white Zimbabwean farmers, as that country sinks further into lawlessness.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00086.htm


8: The Mouse that Roared

One of New Zealand’s smallest breweries walked off with the big prize at the second NZ Hop Marketing Board International Beer Awards last weekend. Neil McInnes reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00050.htm


9: Scoop Images: Protestors Expose Flesh For The Poor

Protestors outside a GAP clothing store undress to protest the exploitation of poorly paid workers by the successful retail outlet - images from http://indymedia.org .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00049.htm


10: Minister of Womens Affairs Totally Deluded

“The Minister for Women’s affairs, Hon. Laila Harre, must be totally deluded given her short-sighted condemnation of shared parenting”, said FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward in response to the Minister’s appearance on Morning Report today

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00085.htm


11: Scoop Images: A17: Police Violence In DC

The following pictures (from http://indymedia.org )depict the darker side of the Washington DC A17 protests - police violence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00061.htm


12: Dependent contractor clause in new employment law

The Government's proposal to draw so called "dependent contractors" within the framework of its new employment law is about to pose a major headache for businesses using independent contractors, according to the Employers & Manufacturers Association.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00087.htm


13: OCR set at 6 per cent

The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00105.htm


14: CLEAR introduces ZFREE - free Internet access

The new service is being offered by CLEAR as a means of encouraging as many New Zealanders as possible to go online, by eliminating the barriers to Internet access.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00097.htm


15: Scoop Images: A17: Whose Streets? Our Streets!

The following pictures (from http://indymedia.org ) depict the upside of the protests… the celebration of the protestors reclaiming the streets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00060.htm


16: Scoop Images: A16 - Pics/Reports From Washington

News and images from the A16 Washinton DC protests. Whose America? - Young Arrestee - Police Line - Puppet Mike Moore - Clash Outside Treasury Building.... and The Black Bloc Rides Again...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0004/S00076.htm


17: Scoop Archive: Helen Most Popular Jenny Has "Nice Personality"

Prime Minister Helen Clark will be straining to hold back her trade-mark gloat, two recent polls show voters have continued their honeymoon with her and the Labour Party, conversely while National's support is holding, the only good thing voters ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/32/5a/200002291025.134bb41d.html


18: ANZ, Dr Horn need challenging

How far removed from his customers is Dr Horn, Managing Director of the ANZ Banking Group?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00107.htm


19: Scoop Images: A17 - More Protests More Arrests

Another day on the streets of Washington DC this morning began with reports of a police crackdown, and rain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00055.htm


20: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00027.htm

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